Indians at number three in Google searches

Indians stood at No. 3 position after Chinese and Americans in terms of Google users.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 18:12 PM IST

Kolkata: Indians stood at number three position after Chinese and Americans in terms of Google users, a top official of the popular search engine said today.

"India is a big market for Google and is behind China and US," Vinay Goel, country head (products) of Google India told a press conference here.

He, however, did not specify any period in this regard.

India is a bigger market than the UK, Japan and Germany, he said, adding Google users had been steadily rising in the country.

"Three years ago, Google had 20 million users. Now it is at 100 million." He said that revenues were directly related with the number of users.

Speaking about Google`s latest offering, Google Instant, he said that it was a new search interface which was very fast and predictive.

"It saves between two and five seconds on typical searches," he said.

Goel said that Google had been investing resources for upgrading of the search engine to offer users a better experience.

PTI